WAMPETERS FOMA & GRANFALLOONS. (Options). Kurt Jr Vonnegut.


New York: Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. A collection of reviews and essays, and a few speeches made by the author. The title of the book is taken from three words from the author's novel CAT'S CRADLE. A wampeter is an object around which the lives of many otherwise unrelated people may revolve. The Holy Grail would be a case in point. Foma are harmless untruths, intended to comfort simple souls. An example: 'Prosperity is just around the corner.' A granfalloon is a proud and meaningless association of human beings. Taken together, the words form as good an umbrella as any for this collection. Bound in black cloth with brilliant silver and blue stamping, in a jacket with a touch of sun at spine. 285-pp. The author's twelfth book. Fine / Fine. Item #ESB9006

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